I’d like to pick up the thread again of discussing at a conceptual level creating Nova Earth. As I said earlier, I can only pursue this as a blue-sky, conceptual discussion. There isn’t enough of me to go around to pursue it at a more detailed level.
What’s becoming apparent to me, as awareness dawns and the insights arise one by one in consciousness, is that building Nova Earth is an activity that proceeds entirely newly, entirely from scratch, as the saying goes.
I don’t know anyone incarnate who knows the whole of the Divine Plan as it relates to building Nova Earth. I don’t think we’re supposed to.
I think this is an opportunity for us to learn to fly, so to speak, by repaying the kindness of our Mother Gaia, who’s suffered from the way we’ve treated her for eons. (1)
We learn to fly by seeing to her needs and those of the communities that live upon her, learning from each success and failure.
We learn to fly by doing unto others as we’d have others do unto us, rather than doing others in, as we did all too often in the Third. We learn by building an harmonious round of life on Mother Earth.
Now that we see that Nova Earth will be created newly – by us – where do we go from here?
Several teachings arise in my mind that illustrate possible ways to proceed, hints at what to do next. Of course all of this is at the highest levels of abstraction. You’ll need to apply them to the situation of unworkability you agree to address.
Est trainer Dennis Percy used to say that the path starts at the trailing edge of our leading foot.
Think of that. Take a step or two and see that the next step you take begins at the trailing edge of your leading foot. Each step begins at the same place. That’s how we walk.
What Dennis is really saying is that we create “the path” with each step we take. There is no path outside our own creation.
So, here, with building Nova Earth, it may simply turn out to be a question of “What’s next?” “What’s next?” “What’s next?”
No one will know beforehand what lies very far down the road. All of us will be making our best possible guesses, and, as long as we acknowledge that they’re guesses, they may prove beneficial.
Moreover, in my view, we’re always creating the path. We’re never following one, though we may think we are. Nothing could stop us creating, in this life or the next.
So Dennis advises us just to begin and stop looking for a template or another person’s vision of “the path.” The path will be created by the steps we take.
Besides Dennis’ teaching, there’s another that’s germane here, from his boss, Werner Erhard, which I’ve cited many times before. If a train is headed for disaster, (2) it won’t make a difference to matters if the passengers all go to the right side of the train or to the left side. Taking sides will not stop a train headed for disaster from continuing on to where it’s going.
What the passengers need to do if they don’t want to end up in disaster is to stop the train, get off, and lay new track.
And that’s what we need to do here too: lay new track.
At this moment these are the only two clues I have about what to do next in building Nova Earth.
(1) We create the path with each step we take.
(2) If we want to avoid ending up in disaster in a train that’s headed for it, we must stop the train, get out in front and lay new track.
The next question is: Where shall we go next?
Where do we want to go?
How do we even think about these subjects? No one has gone here before.
It’s at this point that a circular argument develops, beyond which few ideas survive. This is the point at which resolve dies away; flash-in-the-pan interest subsides and the real work begins – or not.
It’s at this point that we hear a second voice from inside saying that we have to be careful; we have to proceed cautiously because no one has ever been here before. This is new territory and we’d better watch ourselves. Caution sets in and with it fear.
Meanwhile the first voice repeats that the path we need to create will be created with each new step we take. We may want it to be the best step, time after time. And it’ll have to be a different path than the one we’ve been taking because that one was headed for disaster.
This first voice of resolve confronts the voice of fear and a tug of war ensues. Back and forth the argument goes between fear and resolve, fear and resolve, until, in the worst case, we drop our forward motion.
Our job in all of this is simply to see, acknowledge and let go of the core issues that arise. We’ll need to do this constantly in the weeks ahead as change gradually or swiftly ramps up in intensity.
All of this knowledge is impressing itself upon me. Just as the path starts from the trailing edge of the leading foot, so also I know what I’m about to say only as the very next thought comes hot off the press – no other thought or step in the process is obvious before the fact.
(1) What Jesus says here is fairly representative of the view that rebuilding (in this case, cleaning up) Gaia is our responsibility:
“As you awaken you will find yourselves offered boundless assistance in the task of cleansing and renewing the planet by those who have watched over you for eons, and who will provide you with fantastic technologies, way beyond anything you have ever imagined, which will make the task of planetary repair and renewal swift, effective, and easy. And of course they will provide or demonstrate to you new ways to access the energy you need to run all your essential services without the collateral damage and pollution that has always seemed to be unavoidable with your present vast complex of industrial systems. …
“What has been occurring on Earth under your stewardship has been a complete disregard for the responsibilities that living on Earth involved. You have been operating a system of rape, pillage, and destruction, and when all of value had been extracted from a site you just moved on. No wonder the Earth is in such a parlous state.
“This will all change. You are finally becoming ready to take on the responsibilities that living peacefully, abundantly, and joyfully on Earth rightfully demand of you. And when, ably assisted by those who have come to help you, you do so, you will find that it is not a task of time-consuming drudgery but a most creative and inspiring experience that will bring you inordinate satisfaction.” (Jesus through John Smallman, May 13, 2012, at http://wp.me/p1B8dY-42.)
(2) “Laying New Track” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/07/12/laying-new-track/ and “A Train Headed for Disaster” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/accountability/automation/a-train-headed-for-disaster/.